Corporate, Private Equity, M&A and Commercial - Italy

The best of local and global expertise

King & Wood Mallesons’ corporate law team in Italy combines extensive local knowledge and technical skill with the highest standards of international practice. We specialise in local and cross border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) – both public and private. And we also have substantial private equity experience backed by strong local finance, employment and tax expertise.

We advise Italian and non-Italian companies, investment banks, private equity houses, shareholder groups, boards of directors and individuals on a wide range of domestic and cross-border transactions – including:

  • Company structures, business holdings and branches
  • Strategic alliances and joint venture agreements
  • Shareholder and investment agreements
  • Purchase and sale of companies, assets, businesses and divisions
  • Company restructuring, mergers, spin-offs, segregation, dissolution and winding-up
  • Private equity and venture capital investments
  • Secondary market acquisitions, direct investments and fund participations
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Public-to-private transactions
  • Company incorporation and governance protocols
  • Bankruptcy and other insolvency procedures.

We also assist clients in the drafting and negotiation of a wide range of commercial contracts. In particular, we have extensive experience in assisting operators in the telecommunications, media and technology industry, fashion and luxury goods and consumer and retail industry in all their day to day commercial transactions and operations.

Highlights of our work in this area include advising:

  • Coller Capital on the acquisition of 100% of share capital of MPVenture SGR.
  • German private equity fund Finatem on the acquisition from Carraro Group of miniGears' Padua assets and MG Suzhou company’s shares.
  • Xenon Private Equity on the structuring and implementation of co-investment with Roxe and Roccaforte in Eco Eridania.
  • Xenon Private Equity on signing of a binding and conditional agreement for the acquisition of a minority stake of Sacom S.p.A.
  • Brembana & Rolle on the acquisition of 100% shares of Villa & Bonaldi.
"Practice head Davide Proverbio gains praise from clients, who note that he is practical, knowledgeable and very commercial. He is more than just a legal adviser; he knows how to handle negotiations and difficult situations."


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